The John Markie medal tale continues to provoke response, and the latest comes from yet another reader in Canada.
Davie Watson, now residing in Toronto, was a team-mate of John with Lochee Harp juniors.
He said: “Regarding John Markie’s medal, I was his inside-left in that season he was top scorer, but moved to Canada halfway through the season.
“I recall that, in one game at Beechwood Park, I was on the ball just inside the other team’s half and sent the ball out to my left-winger Arthur Finn.
“Well, I got some abuse from John for not giving him the ball.
“To which I replied, Arthur will send it into you.
“But that was not good enough for John, who shouted: ‘Next time, just gie me the baw’!
“That was John.”
On Twitter, @Countrybluenose replied to our March 3 edition.
He offered: “Sad to read about John Markie (who suffers from dementia), he turned me from defender to goalie in the late 1960s.”
What does this mean? Please elaborate.